American evangelist and pastor. Paul Rader was born in
Denver, Colorado. The son of a Methodist minister, he was
converted to Christ as a boy and became a soloist in his fa-
ther’s meetings. He was educated in the University of Denver,
the University of Colorado, and did postgraduate study at
During this time, in college, he drifted into liber-
alism and entered a business partnership. While walking near
New York City’s Times Square, God spoke to him through an
illuminated sign. He rented a room nearby and fell on his
face before the Lord, and his life was changed. He left his
business and entered the ministry. His pastorates included
Congregational Church in Boston, Christian and Missionary Al-
liance Tabernacle in Pittsburgh (1912-15), Moody Memorial
Church in Chicago (1915-21), Chicago Gospel Tabernacle (1922-
33), and Gospel Temple in Fort Wayne, Indiana (1936-37).
He served as president of the Christian and Mission-
ary Alliance from 1921 to 1923. His radio broadcasts were
heard on various Chicago stations as well as the CBS network.
He was instrumental in sending scores of missionaries to
countries all over the world, in addition to influencing hun-
dreds of young men to enter the ministry.
ARTIST’S NOTE: Rader is conservative in everything, as the